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    February 18, 2013
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an olympic hero, charged with murdering his girlfriend. >> the final hours before she is shot to death. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> a grieving mother is demanding answers. her daughter found murdered in olympian oscar pistorius's south practice torria home. the man known as the blade runner is due in court tomorrow, the same day reeva steenkamp is to be buried. >> reporter: lawyers will seek bail on tuesday. the double-amputee has been in jail since thursday, charged with killing his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. her mother was quoted as asking, why my little girl? why did he do this? but his father said it was a tragic accident, that his son
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acted on instinct because he thought there was a burglar in the house. investigators have pieced together a different scenario. cbs news has learned that police believe steenkamp slept next to him. she was shot once in the bedroom and three more in the bathroom. and three more shots were shot through the door, hitting her as she covered her head with her hands. the shooting has brought about a bunch of headlines. mandy says the bat is a key part of the investigation. >> they're looking at a few scenarios, we understand. one that said steenkamp was useless trying to defend herself. also reports that oscar pistorius may have used it. >> now, his legendary career is on hold. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness
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news. >> pistorius's long-time track coach says he thinks the shooting death is an accident and looks forward to getting him back on the track field. there is a reward for information in the murder of a university of maryland eastern shore student. vic is in the newsroom with more on the third state university student killed in less than a week. vic? >> well, crimesolvers is awaiting word. grief counselors are trying to help students cope with the murder of 21-year-old edward sinclaire. he was stabbed to death near the pavilion. police are looking for three male suspects in their late teens or early 20s. it is unclear if they are ume students. >> thank you, vic. last week, a university of maryland college park student shot and killed one of his housemates, wounded another, and took his own life. anyone with information on the eastern shore murders is asked
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to call crimestoppers. more fallout after a police trainee is shot by a police instructor. today, a city police commissioner, anthony batts is naming joseph smith as the new department of education training section. last week, a training officer, william scott kern, shot a trainee in the head. the trainee remains in critical condition at shock trauma. state police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. toddler slapped. an angry man with a crying baby is arrested for hitting the child in the face. anna marie green reports for wjz on the incident that is causing widespread outrage. >> reporter: the trouble started brewing almost immediately, when jessica bennett and her 2-year-old adopted son jonah took their seats next to joe humbly on a flight from minneapolis to atlanta, earlier this month. >> i said, oh, we're sitting next to you. and he just basically rolled his eyes and growled at us.
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>> reporter: hunley allegedly began to complain that jonah was too big to sit on his mother's lap, becoming more outspoken as the flight continued. >> he was annoyed with his comments. he would turn my light back on after i would turn it off. and constantly saying things in regards to my son. so i took us out of the situation and stood by the bathroom. >> she stood there with jonah for 90 minutes, only returning for the landing. when the two sat down, jonah began to cry, and hunley became irate. >> he looked at me in a really hateful way. and he said, "f'ing "[ bleep ] >> shocked. jessica gave hunley a chance. >> i said, "what did you say?" >> reporter: huhry pushed -- hunley pushed up against her face and repeated himself. when she pushed back, he slapped jonah across the face.
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>> reporter: days later, hunley was charged with assault. and while jonah may have only suffered a scrape, his mother worries about the long-term damage. >> he has suffered from this for sure. >> reporter: hundley works for an aerospace parts manufacturer. they said he was no longer employed with the company. anna marie green, new york. >> in fact, agc aerospace has since decided to fire hundley. and he is now facing federal assault charges. they have changed charm city skyline. and now, four massive cranes at the segert marine terminal mean big money for baltimore's port. this is part of an expansion project with ports of baltimore and ports of america. the mega crane would bring to the chesapeake bay. the crane stretched 400 feet.
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and can lift the equivalent. it is cold outside. mostly sunny, just above freezing. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is here with a look at live doppler radar for us. >> hello there, mary. not quite as cold as yesterday with the gusty wind. but it's a chilly day out there. we're degree to -- going to start out with temperatures. did just jump to 40 degrees here in baltimore. a lot of 30s out there, mixed with the city. 39 in oakland. now, with the wind coming down, and it turning around to the southwest, it's going to bring up some clouds, some moisture and this storm system our way. and it's developing into a pretty big storm. not so much for us, though. once again, it's going to be off to the north of us. we may see a little bit of wintry weather at the very beginning and very understand of the storm -- end of the storm system. but it's mainly in the form of rain. and we're going up to the 40s tomorrow afternoon. we'll have that coming up. >> thank you. let's check on the roads
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with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. 95 not really off to such a great start. i actually got stuck in this myself. if you're traveling 95 southbound, we have a lot of road work going on at whitemarsh boulevard. that puts the delay back to the riverside exit. so several miles delay. traffic only moving at maybe 30 miles per hour. northbound 95, stop and go there, from the 895 split over to whitemarsh boulevard. top side inner loop, only problem we have right now is slowing there from rice reisterstown road. we just had an accident that cleared the shoulder. as far as other accidents go, north hickory at crocker street. east patapsco at potee in the baltimore area. and also west franklin at wheel avenue. let's take a live look. as you can see, that stretch doing very well. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. or visit them online for your
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free consultation. back to you. >> chris tee, thank you. kristy thank you. the pope took a break. rome is preparing for the election of a new pope. >> reporter: in his second to last appearance, overlooking saint peter's square, benedict asked pilgrims to pay for the next pope. the retired pope creates a host of problems that will require creative solutions. benedict will eventually live inside vatican city. that will allow him to stay out of the public eye and ensure security. because it is sovereign territory, it will also make it impossible for lawyers to sue him for the sex abuse scandal, which some have already tried to do. when the pope dies, normally, his writings are put in the secret archives. but benedict plans to keep writing so his notes will likely be handed over to him.
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the issue has been titled bishop emertus of rome, for which he'll be paid a salary of just over $3,000 a month. there is still no firm decision on whether church law can be altered to choose a successor prior to 15 days after the pope leaves office. prior to the conclave, they speak their minds. greg burke has more. >> some of the cardinals are known. but a lot are not. so it's interesting. they get together a few times every year. but it's not like they all know each other really well. so it's actually a very important time. >> so many people showed up to yesterday's service, the police were actually needed to help people get out of st. peter's square safely. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00, she hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career. more on the death of mindy mccready. violent television means
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violent children? a new study about how much television your child should be watching. meteors, road rage, and accidents. why people in russia are obsessed with dash cameras. a beautiful day outside. today, chilly. but the clouds will be returning soon. don't miss your updated first warning weather forecast.
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it's postally sunny. complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. three boats are damaged after wind gusts spread a fire through a imagine engine marina. happened this morning at the lincoln harbor yacht club marina. thick black smoke was pouring into the sky above the hudson marina. fire officials blame high winds for spreading the fire into another boat. no word yet on what cause the fire. 40-foot plunge.
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a 6-year-old boy is recovering after falling down a malibu waterfall. the boy had been on a hike with his family when he got ahead of them and fell from the top of the waterfall. rescue workers saved hayden frazier, who was rushed to the hospital by helicopter. frazier suffered a purchghtszure wound to his head but has no broken bones. more reaction to the parent suicide. country music star mindy mccready. mccreedy burst onto the music scene when she was just 18 years old. her quick success was followed by a slow and painful unraveling. ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: mindy mccready rose to country music fame in 1996, with her debut album, 10,000 angels. but it was her life outside the recording studio that stole the spotlight. >> just googling, you'll see the images that pop up. she's got several mug shots. >> reporter: on top of stints in and out of jail and rehab,
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the singer was plagued by a long list of other problems. 8 years ago, billy mcknight, the father her oldest son, was charged with attempting to kill her. in 2008, she made headlines again over a rumored affair with baseball pitching legend are, -- roger clemens, that reportedly started in her teens. on cbs news, she addressed reports that she had tried to commit suicide twice before. >> i was never in a state in which i was conscious and with it and said "i want to die." sunday afternoon, authorities found her body on the porch of her home, dead, with an appearance self-inflicted gunshot wound. this comes after the death of her boyfriend and father to her son. >> he didn't just touch my heart. he touched my soul. he was my soul mate. >> reporter: like mccreedy, wilson's body was found on the
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same porch. >> i think it obviously speak on the pain that she was feeling. that for whatever reason, she chose to go to the same location and do the same thing that he did. >> reporter: mindy mccready was 37. manuel bahorkes, new york. roger clemens made a statement today, regarding mccready's death. he said, i had heard over time that she was trying to get peace and direction in her life. the few times i had met her and her manager, they were extremely nice. there's still business news to talk to. let's go to new york, where alison harmelin has tonight's cbs money watch update. investors had the day off for president's day, when wall street opens tomorrow. traders will be looking for new reports on home sales and buildings. the housing market has been a bright spot in the struggling economy. sales of 2012 were the best in five years. home prices have improved and construction of the new homes is on the rise. national association of realtors believes sales will
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continue to grow in 2013. countries continue to trace food for traces of horse meat. it was eventually found in millions of burgers and frozen meals sold at supermarkets. it was also found in school meals and hospital foods in the uk. it's believed some of the horse meat was mixed in with beef in a processing plant and shipped out. friday, sales on wall street finished flat. nasdaq fell 8. animated movie, characters like shrek, and kung fu padgedda, could soon be playing a starring role in russia. movie studio dream works said to a russian amusement park developer. would developer plan toss open indoor theme parks in moscow and st. petersburg in 2015. that's your money watch. in new york, i'm alison harmelin. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00, illegal immigrants. the president's plan and the controversy it's sparking.
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convicted in the 1993 bombing of the world trade center. the request he's making that some say is audacious. a beautiful afternoon outer there. but we could see some clouds moving into the area soon. get your updated first warning weather forecast with bernadette. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on cbsbaltimore.com, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click cbsbaltimore.com.
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it's nice. we're up to 40 degrees. i like that. >> i'm glad. feels good, mary. because last night, bernadette, it was freezing outside. >> was cold. it was a cold day, it was a cold night last night. and that was a sign of things to come with spring just around the corner. now, we do have a chunk of winter to get through first. but opening day, not that far away. let's start out with temperatures. hit 45 degrees. average is 46. so it is on the rise. but we have been below the past couple of days after a gorgeous friday that was. we were in the 30s saturday. yesterday, only topped out at 32 degrees. today, at least managed it to 40 degrees. now, as far as temperatures
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right now go, they are generally in the 40-degree range. and winds have turned around to the southwest. and that sort of allowed some of the colder air to start retreating off to the north. you can see, here's the coldest of the air. that's moving away right now. there's a warmup behind that. and another round of cold air out west that is going to follow. here's a sign that the pattern is going up and down the next couple of days. and that's what we're going to be dealing with. next storm system comes in, bringing that warmer air, it's mainly going to be in the form of rain for us. may see a little bit of a mix at the very beginning and the end of this storm. but for the most part, this is going to be rain for us once again. clouds come in tonight. the rain for the most part, breaks out for tomorrow. and out west, though, that's a different story, though. where we do see winter weather advisories in effect. for the rest of us, it's mainly met form of rain. here's the storm. the of center -- the center of it allowing warm air to come our way. we'll get close to 50 degrees with that rain. but the winds turn back out,
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bringing in another round of chilly air for the middle part of the week. forecast looks like this, when we purt it together. we have small craft advisories that are going to go into effect. a breezy one tonight. that's going to continue through the day tomorrow. this is a warmer wind for us. and the forecast looks like had tonight. clouds come in with that wind starting to pick up. 29 degrees for our low. then tomorrow, we're looking at a high of 49 degrees. but it's coming with the rain. again, there may be some sleet or no mix with it. but this is in the form of rain. those temperatures are way above freezing. out west, a different story. and we were talking, your sons are skiing today. great day for the ski resort. and a little snow tomorrow to add to that base out there. >> they always want a big basis. you know, the ski resort out here. it's nice. and the actively -- the temperature, it is out. >> we'll see what the days ahead bring for it. thanks, bern. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup. it's a new episode of hawaii 5-
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0, with some faces from the nfl. then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00, on wjz 13. and lots more ahead on wjz at 4:30. sickened by the stench of sewage. see some of the filthy conditions thousands of carnival passengers had to live with. abducted and raped. a kindergartener kidnapped and abducted in philadelphia. questions and answers. los angeles police know how christopher dorner died. but who started the cabin fire? eyewitness news at 4:00
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it is 4:28. 40 degrees and mostly sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> the lapd is reexamining the case that led to the firing of chris dorner. the ex-cop went on a week-long
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killing spree as revenge for what he called corruption in the police department. there was a shootout that left dorner dead. >> reporter: this is the bold- action sniper rifle that dorner had with him. the word vengeance can be seen printed on the stock. but it wasn't vengeance that killed dorner. it was a bullet to the head. >> the information we have now seems to be that the wound that took christopher dorner's life was self-inflicted. >> reporter: the rubble burned down after intense fire with police. two deputies died and one was wounded. >> reporter: they already considered him a cop killer. >> reporter: with deputies already down outside the big bear cabin and dorner holed up inside, police tried using cold tear gas to smoke him out. >> he did not surrender. >> reporter: police radio then picked up what appeared to be
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calls for pyrotechnic gas cannisters, which can cause fires. >> we're going to go forward with the burn. like we talked about. >> deployed and woo have -- we have a fire. >> reporter: shortly after, police heard what they now believe was dorner's suicide shot. san bernsan bernardino's sheriff's says that this was not set on fire. >> would -- i would suggest to you that those comentsdzs are made-- comments were made by someone away from the tactical team. >> reporter: in los angeles, edward lawrence, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, dozens of protestors rallied in support of dorner over the weekend. demonstrators say they do not agree with dorner's methods but they say his claims about police corruption are valid. we're learning more about the maryland woman who police
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say is responsible. kai is in the newsroom with the latest details on this case. >> reporter: the details are disturbing. police say a 19-year-old woman from montgomery county kidnapped the girl by posing as her mother. she disguised herself in a burqa to fool school officials. the child was allegedly taken to a home two blocks away, sexually assaulted, then abandoned on the street. ra gusters is facing nearly a dozen felony charges, including kidnap and rape. rag juster is being held on $4 million bail. police are still looking for additional suspects. >> reporter: rag juster is a graduate of spring brook high school in mont gom cree county. minutes ago, police reported a leak in a oil line caused the carnival triumph to catch fire. >> reporter: you're being -- looking at tent city.
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the deck of the carnival triumph, where thousands of passengers slept while trapped on board. others chose the hallway or even the lounges. >> this is where the line starts to get grilled food. like grilled chicken and pork. >> reporter: during her eight days on board, dee tucker said she waited in line for 27 hours. and usually, the food was gone when she finally made it to the front. >> this is what is left of the dessert. they say they never run out. >> reporter: she said she ate fruit are for every meal. there was a long line. and sanitation. here's dee, scooping urine into the shower drain. these red bags had to replace toilets. and take a look at this picture, you can see the sewage, litally -- literally coming down the walls. in this video, you can see a cruise ship employee, picking up pieces of cardboard off the floor. tucker said the cardboard was put there to soak up the liquid that was floating through carpets. but there were some moments of
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levity. here's dee, posing in front of a bed sheet full of passengers and passengers and messages. one said, poor planning. dee tucker even made this special note for her fiance joe, who is back in cape coral. and apparently the cruise ship director used one word, over and over. the passengers started imitating her. >> brilliant. brilliant. >> reporter: but the most joy came at the end when they finally saw the lights of mobile, alabama, which signified the end of their nightmare vacation. >> reporter: now, the coast guard says the investigation of the disabled cruise ship could take six months. after 15 years of solitary confinement, the man convicted of the 1993 world trade center bombing is reportedly suing to get out of containment. hes a-- he wants a federal judge to move him into open prison see he can get more --
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so he can get more time outside. he is in a super max prison that keeps him in solitary confinement, 24 hours a day. a draft of a reform plan is getting a frosty reception on capitol hill. danielle noting ram reports from washington. republicans are accusing president obama of meddling in bipartisan immigration reform plans. after a draft of the white house immigration reform proposal leaked over the weekend. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? >> reporter: the white house is downplaying the leak, saying the draft is only a backup, if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration reform proposal. >> we will be prepared with our own plan, if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> reporter: in the senate, four republicans and four democrats are working on hammering out their own deal.
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they are hopeful they'll have a bill ready by march. >> reporter: president obama has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time to do it. >> reporter: the administration's leaked proposal, would allow some illegal immigrants to become permanent rintsds within eight years, boost funding for border security and require workers-- employers to know the status of their workers. senator marco rubio blasted the plan,ul caking it dead on arrival. rubio blasted them for not addressing guest workers or the potential influx for illegal immigrant workers. >> gop critics say the president's proposal also doesn't do enough to strengthen border security. president obama said he wants congress to have a bill ready
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next month. going up, cas gas prices continue to skyrocket as we approach spring. nationwide, drivers are feeling the sting. analysts are blaming the spike on rising crude oil prices, refinery and production cuts. nationwide, the average for a gallon of gas is now 3.73. a little worse for local drivers. last month, would average price for a gallon of regular here was $3.38. but today, that same gallon has jumped to $3.74. that's up 36 cents. well, gas prices are going up. but it seems like temperatures may be heading in the other direction. let's take a live look outside, where things have been rather chilly today, after a very cold weekend. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk is here about the updated numbers first from first warning weather. bob? >> right now, we're about 8 degrees warmer than we were yesterday at this time. so that's an improvement. even warmer than tomorrow. take a look at temps now.
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we're at 40 degrees here. 39 even out in oakland. and 43 in cumberland. we do have rain -- i said rain on the way. because there's a warm front to the west of us. that's all rain from indianapolis down through st. louis. we'll see temperatures tomorrow, getting up close to 50 degrees. and then it gets cold once again for the middle and end of the week. have a look at the forecast coming up. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. let's check in on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, vic. hi, everyone. well, we do have a lot of accidents to start out with this monday afternoon. watch for a crash, wheeler at west franklin. also, east patapsco, at potee street. in harford county, two accidents in that region. and we also have hickory at crocker street. as far as delays go, if you are traveling 95 southbound, expect heavy volume there, from riverside parkway to emerton road. slowing down by whitemarsh boulevard, due to roadwork.
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northbound 95, delays there as well. they stretch in the fort mchenry tunnel to whitemarsh boulevard. and if you are traveling on the west side inner loop, stop and go there, to the jones falls expressway. let's take a live look. if you can see to the left of your screen, we have slow volume there. that's because of construction work and accidents lingering on the shoulder. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. bill's has it all for you. you can always call them at 1- 877-75-bills. a california woman can finally honor her hero father who died just before she was born. a military group presented her with the medals her father won while fighting in world war ii. he died in 1945. the woman said the medals, including a purple heart, have been missing for more than 70 years. an apartment manager uncovered them a few months ago inang old store -- in an old store agency room. he contacted a military group, who tracked down the woman. >> prize possession.
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what a great memory for her dad. a chase at speeds over 100 miles per hour. see how it ends. one, two, three! [ -- and a victim of super storm sandy gets the surprise of a lifetime. this story will restore your faith in human nature. and it's much nicer today. but it's definitely chilly. bob is updating your first warning weather forecast.
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chilling loarlts. the words written by the man who killed john lennon. mark davids wrote to the new york police officer who arrested him. now, that officer is selling all four letters for $75,000. he said he will donate some of the money to a battered women's shelter. chapman is serving 25 years to life. a dramatic police chase leaves an iowa man dead, his 5- year-old son injured.
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it ended when the father drove into a police cruiser. the police officer wasn't in the car. another officer had originally tried to pull the father over at a gas station. his son was reported missing by his mother, back in december, following a custody battle. a shooting just hours after the president leaves chicago, claims the life of an 18-year- old girl. mary has more from the newsroom. >> reporter: janay macfarland was gunned down in north suburban chicago. janay attended hyde park academy. it's where president obama spoke on friday. janay's younger sister still attends that school and was in the audience right behind the president as he called attention to the gun violence, taking so many lives. police are still searching for suspects in the case. denise? >> thank you, mary. and macfarland leaves behind a 3-month-old daughter. the meteor that exploded across the the riewgz sky friday, was traveling about 12
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miles per second. when all of that incredible video surfaced, many are wondering why so many surfaced in the rural world. >> reporter: the once in a lifetime event was over in seconds. moments after a meteorite streaked across the morning sky and exploded above the russian city of chillianance, video of the celestial event flooded the internet. >> reporter: a majority of this footage was recorded purely by chance. captured by small, dash-mounted cameras that are now the latest fad by russian car owners. motorist having turned to dash cams for self protection. visual proof to fend off charges from possibly corrupt police officers and from insurance cammers who often stage accidents like this one captured here. >> reporter: but in a country where the highways are as lawless as the wild west, the footage is more than just a
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tool against corruption. it's become a national online obsession. documenting carnage and mayhem on the country's roadways. from gruesome car crashes, to extreme road rage [ gunshots ] this new russian reality show has few limits. last december, this video of a plane, crashing into a moscow highway, went viral. but on friday morning, those same cameras turned to the sky. to capture an event few people will ever see in their lifetime. terrell brown, new york. >> experts say the explosion hit sonic waves halfway around the world. was felt as far away as greenland. pro basketball pioneer died today. los angeles lakers gary bus. he help hospitalized for
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cancer. but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. he bought the team in 1979 and watched the team win 10 championships. he was 80 years old. a new study suggests that what your kids watch on television could affect their behavior. vinita nair reports, it's not just how long they're watching but what they're watching. >> reporter: television is a regular part of life at the walsh house. karenie and john say they have rules in place for watching. but with six kids, it isn't easy to keep them entertained. >> we have tvs in -- >> every room in the house. >> basically, every room. and in the cars as well. >> reporter: but two new studies in the journal pediatrics say that tv could affect a child's behavior. new zealand researchers looked at about 1,000 children and found the more tv children watched, the more anti-social and aggressive they can become. >> it also means really, more depression, more anxiety, more
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keeping to one self. >> reporter: pediatricians are not just concerned about how much time kids are spending in front of the tv but also about what types of shows they're watching. >> reporter: u.s. researchers found preschool-aged children with imitate what they see on tv. >> a lot of children's programming, even though it's children's programming, still shows a lot of violence. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics suggests children, older than 2 should watch less than two hours of tv a day. and that kids younger than 2, shouldn't watch any tv at all. >> reporter: the walshes have trained their children so they know whatnot to watch. >> they all shout at the same time, "we're not allowed to watch that ." >> reporter: they also limit tv time during the week. and make sure their children spend most of their time outside, staying active. in south bury mills, new york, vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> in addition, researchers found that excess television viewing increase the risk of criminal conviction later in life. president john f. kennedy's air force bomber jacket has a new owner. the jacket sold for $665,000 on a president's day auction in massachusetts. hundreds of items were sold by the family of david powers. powers was the special assistant to the president. the family discovered the items last year, as they prepared to sell the family home. super storm sandy, nearly leveled her breezy point home. but now, one new jersey woman is getting the surprise of a lifetime. steve lang bert reports. >> reporter: the depths of misery in the wake of super storm sandy. >> i could just cry. i could just cry my heart out. in mid-november, barbara had precious little hope. her breezy point home, all but destroyed. >> i don't even know what i'm going to do. i can't even think about it. >> reporter: y three months
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after feeling such despair, barbara joyce is in for a beautiful shock of her life. >> reporter: these managed to keep a secret from joyce, who has had to live in a basement since the flood. >> we had to put in all new dry wall, ceilings, floors, everything. >> reporter: an army of compassion, called operation blessing, quietly and quickly rebuilding her home. even bringing in brand new furniture. >> she knows she's going to see volunteers today. but she doesn't know her house is ready and she'll be able to live in it. >> it's time it let her know everything is going on here. >> one, two, three! >> welcome home, barbara! >> reporter: the look on barbara joyce's face said it all. >> oh, my god, it's beautiful. gorgeous floors. oh, my god. >> reporter: the enormity of it all, from the suffering to the sweet deliverance, almost too much. >> it's just overwhelming with
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kindness and generosity. and i just can't believe that they're doing this for me. >> reporter: now, this enormously grateful woman says she'd like to be a volunteer, too. >> superstorm sandy hit the east coast, of course, last october. we're learning new details about sony's upcoming police station 4. the wall street journal says the next play station system will allow players to access streamed video games on several devices. the report claims the future could allow ps4 players to save their game at home. then go out and access that same game on their smart phones and tablets. play station is expected to announce the p.s.4 later this week. this guy has no time for the ps4. young boy from india is making the records again. he achieved a double world record in head roll, dance and boggle the minds of onlookers. he achieved a world record of 56 body revolutions with the
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help of his head and feet in just a minute. i'm dizzy already. when he was only 9 years old. now he's broken his own record by performing 57 revolutions in a minute. >> not his head. it's his spine. what a spine that kid had. and he can do this kind of dancing, too, obviously. >> less dizzying. >> right. if you're going out, there he is. if you're going out, you'll need sunglasses and a heavy coat. >> bob has the updated fi
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wjz is following breaking news from southwest baltimore. we go live to captain jeff long
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in sky eye chopper 13. what's going on, jeff? >> looks like city firefighters have this fire under control at this house on leticia drive, right near washington boulevard, in the morel park area, south baltimore. several fire trucks on the scene. we saw a little bit of white smoke coming out of the building, just a little bit ago. and they were putting quite a bit of water on there. but now that seems to be taken care of. and we'll stay on scene and let you know if anything else occurs. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. let's go over to the weather center and get a check on the chilly temperatures. bob? >> a little warmer today than yesterday. we had wind chills in the single digits at times. today, a lot milder. 40, light winds out of the south and southwest. humidity is very low. this is a very dry air mass. dew points at 5 donees -- degrees. barometer is high now. currently rising. 39 in oakland. 41 in d.c. and 39 in the eastern shore. locally, upper 30s to near 40
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degrees. won't be nearly as cold tonight as we saw this morning because the winds are going back to the southwest, bringing in some much milder air. so tomorrow is going to be even warmer than today. look at these temps down to the south of us. 50s and some 60s. chicago is 50. but northwest of that region, another front bringing in more cold air. so what we've got is a warmup tomorrow, with some rain, all along that frontal boundary, with some showers. then it turns colder and breezy again here on wednesday. so we've got an up-and-down week once again. all in all, not terrible weather. we'll see rain tomorrow, with this front out to the west. showers breaking out right now across the midwest. behind it, there is some snow. that is going to head up to the great lakes. the only place in maryland that could see frozen precip. maybe snow and sleet. garrett, allegheny, and maybe washington county. if the front gets here sooner, they'll probably clear out. but we do expect to see some precip to the west of us. we'll see light rain. as temperatures will be much,
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much milder ahead of that front. then it clears out. garrett county probably has snow showers tuesday night. for us, it will just get breezy and turn colder again wednesday. south winds, gusting to 25 knots and a small craft advisory. bay temp, now 38. overnight tonight, look for increasing clouds later on. low of about 29. but increasing, but getting warmer overnight. up to 49 tomorrow in the afternoon. a little rain here and there. becoming breezy. turning colder but clearing out by tomorrow night. >> okay. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. >> college student murdered. i'm derek valcourt, on the eastern shore with the latest on the victim and the search
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. another marylander is rocked by violence. this time, it's university of maryland, eastern shore. the latest in the search for who killed a prominent student. the next move. i'm mike hellgren. and i'll tell you who is now in charge of a training that left an officer fighting for his life. a man charged with hitting a toddler on a flight. i'm jessica kartalija, the shocking story coming up. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. stabbed to death. a campus homecoming celebration
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turns tragic. >> now, the search is on for the killer on a university of maryland campus. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> the university of maryland eastern shore is still reeling after a student is murdered this weekend. derek valcourt has more on the murdered student and the search for killers. >> reporter: homecoming weekend is typically a time for excitement. but what happened here left